The Old DVD Player Sitting in Your Garage Can Test for HIV

Remember DVD players? Well, looks like they won't be going the way of VHS tapes and cassettes (ask your parents) just yet. Because researchers have just figured out a way to turn them into affordable, blood-analyzing, cellular-imaging, laser-scanning microscopes capable of completing HIV tests in mere minutes. » 4/11/13 1:40pm 4/11/13 1:40pm

Toshiba Making Upconverting DVD Players Because HD DVD Loss Still Stings

Poor Toshiba's still not quite over the HD DVD defeat earlier this year, as evidenced by its president saying that they will "not market DVD players that are compatible with Blu-ray," instead opting for upconverting DVD players to bide their time before Blu-ray becomes so prevalent that the company has no choice. » 6/02/08 7:40pm 6/02/08 7:40pm

iLuv i1255 Desktop iPod Dock/DVD Player Hybrid Is Simple Convergence

The Skinny: The iLuv i1255 is a basically a DVD player with an iPod dock slapped on top. It plays DVDs, VCDs and CDs plus puts media from the iPod on your TV, a common trick nowadays. Basically if you're in the market for both a bare-bones DVD player and iPod dock and wanna save shelf space. The Catch iLuv's i1155 is… » 1/04/08 4:45pm 1/04/08 4:45pm

New Harry Potter DVD Comes Bundled With Portable Video

Warner Home Video announced today that Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix will be the first DVD to come bundled with multiple video formats on a single disk. In addition to the regular DVD format, the disk will include versions for both home computer viewing and playback on portable media players. There has… » 10/11/07 6:00pm 10/11/07 6:00pm

Polaroid Portable DVD Player, No Shaking Required

Polaroid—yes, that Polaroid—has announced their latest portable DVD player, the PDJ-0793. Most of the time I don't get a flying hoot about these portable players because a laptop can do the same job and is a bit more functional, but this one looks a little better than the average bear and has a reasonable price. The… » 8/03/06 3:02pm 8/03/06 3:02pm